Stena Line chief exec to retire

The chief executive of Stena Line yesterday stepped down from the role after more than 10 years in charge of the ferry company. Gunnar Blomdal will leave his post on 1 January, but will remain on the board of some firms within the wider Stena Group. Carl-Johan Hagman, currently Stena Line chairman and head of shipping for the group, will take on the chief executive role. Privately-owned Stena Line is one of Europe’s biggest ferry operators, running North Sea crossings between the UK and the Netherlands as well as a new Liverpool to Belfast ferry.